Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.
Anne Dachel, Media editor, Age of Autism
(John Dachel, Tech. assist.)
"What will happen in another 4 years? How can we go on like this? This is a national (and international) problem of monumental proportions. We have an entire new class of children who cannot be accommodated by the system: many are manifestly neurologically impaired. Meanwhile, the government and the medical profession sleep on regardless."
UK media editor, Age of Autism
"The generation of American children born after 1990 are arguably the sickest generation in the history of our country."
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
“It seemed to me that with rising autism prevalence, you’d also see rising autism costs to society, and it turns out, the costs are catastrophic.”
“They calculated that in 2015 autism cost the United States $268 billion and they projected that if autism continues at its current rate, we’re looking at one trillion dollars a year in autism costs by 2025, so within five years.”
Toby Rogers, PhD, Political economist
Jun 26, 2020
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Minneapolis/St. Paul: 3 new autism centers; 'overwhelming demand'
June 25, 2020, SouthernMinn.com: Three New Autism Centers for Children Opening This Week in Twin Cities Metro Area https://www.southernminn.com/around_the_web/news/article_20e8c83e-b896-5c3d-b4d1-4922334ff717.html
MINNEAPOLIS, Caravel Autism Health is hosting grand opening events at three new autism therapy centers in the Twin Cities metropolitan area this week.These centers are specifically designed to serve children with autism and their families. They are staffed by specialists who provide diagnostic evaluations, evidence-based treatment, and family guidance and counseling. The centers are located in Plymouth, Lakeville, and Shakopee.
One in 54 children in the U.S. has autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Minnesota, one in 44 children has autism. As Caravel Autism Health CEO Mike Miller explained, "We have seen overwhelming demand from Minnesota families who want access to autism health specialists who can provide both diagnosis and treatment. Our new centers will help close this provider shortage gap by reducing wait times and giving families access to the therapy their children need."….
Caravel Autism Health has already opened the doors to autism therapy centers in White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Mankato, and Rochester.